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The Christopherson surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from Christopher, an ancient and popular personal name which has been popular for many years as literally, the name means 'Bearer of Christ'.

Christopherson Early Origins



The surname Christopherson was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Christopherson Spelling Variations


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Christopherson Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Christopherson are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Christopherson include: Christopher, Cristopher and others.

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Christopherson Early History


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Christopherson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Christopherson research. Another 254 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Christopherson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Christopherson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Christopherson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Christopherson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Christopherson In Ireland


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Christopherson In Ireland



Some of the Christopherson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Christopherson or a variant listed above: Christopher Christopher, Geoffrey's brother, who settled in Nantucket in 1630; William and Katherine Christopher who arrived in Barbados in 1679 with their servants.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Christopherson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Christopherson (post 1700)



  • Harry A. Christopherson, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 3rd District, 1947-54
  • Frank W. Christopherson Jr. (b. 1927), American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Douglas County 2nd District; Elected 1958; Member of Wisconsin State Senate 25th District; Elected 1962
  • Dan Christopherson, American politician, Mayor of Vermillion, South Dakota, 2002-10
  • Charles Andrew Christopherson (1871-1951), American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 10th District, 1913-16; Speaker of the South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1915-16
  • Carl E. Christopherson, American politician, U.S. Consul in Calcutta, 1943
  • C. H. Christopherson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1916
  • Arbie F. Christopherson, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 32nd District, 1947-52
  • A. Christopherson, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 10th District, 1919-22

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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    The Christopherson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Christopherson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 25 January 2016 at 14:40.

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